Advent Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries


How often do you face your day with a sense of fear and dread? Holiday seasons like Thanksgiving and Christmas can easily lose their joy and delight when little things relentlessly nag at us and annoy us. Maybe the busy preparations of the season have you down, or perhaps you are reeling from a major life crisis or catastrophe.

This Advent and Christmas season we will study the events of our Savior’s birth as recorded in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. There we will hear God’s answers to the fears that threatens to engulf and overwhelm us.


Check out these other Christmas resources available from Lutheran Hour Ministries!

  • The Christmas Journey :: This Christmas children story book is about God's expedition to earth as the Babe of Bethlehem. Enjoy this little booklet as it rhymes its way through the Nativity story of Jesus' birth.
  • What is Christmas? :: This booklet provides insights from a family going through problems and their celebration of Christmas.
  • The Real St. Nick: Leader, Legend or Lie :: This single-session Bible study, hosted by the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus-Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour, examines a man who, next to Jesus Christ, is the most visible figure during the holidays—St. Nicholas or Santa Claus—as we know him in Western culture. Dating back to the third century, St. Nick is attributed with the doing of many benevolent and charitable acts of kindness and generosity.
  • Joseph: Carpenter of Steel :: The man driving the Christmas story in this Bible study is none other than Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus. Join us as host Rev. Gregory Seltz, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, sheds light on one of the New Testament's unsung heroes in Joseph: Carpenter of Steel. Adding historical perspective to this study is scholar and best-selling author Dr. Paul L. Maier.